STOP that Annoying Junk Mail !!!
More than 8 million tons of trees are used to produce the 19 billion catalogs printed each year, requiring enough energy to power 1.2 million homes for a year and producing as many emissions as 2 million cars. As for junk mail, the average adult is on at least 50 mailing lists and receives 40 pounds of junk mail a year-nearly half of which ends up in landfills unopened. Cut down on junk mail by calling 888-5OPTOUT or visit www.optoutprescreen.com. And cancel your catalog subscriptions by going to www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offmailinglist.
Also, get off the mailing list at the 5 big Junk Mail Distributors!!! Cut and paste actual mailing labels onto a sheet, make 4 copies, add your signature beside each name variation on each sheet, and send them off to each of the 5 addresses below. Indicate the following: “Please remove my name and address from your mailing lists and do not rent, sell or trade my name or address.”
R.L. Polk & Company
6400 Monroe Blvd
Taylor, MI 48180-1814
By recording your name and address on their automated system, you are requesting that the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax not share your information with other parties.
Val-Pak Direct Marketing Systems
8605 Largo Lakes Drive
Largo, FL 33773
Click on “contact us” and then “mailing list.” You can request to be removed from sweepstakes and ValPak coupon mailings. If you like coupons but don’t want to receive all that mail, go to their website to choose and print coupons by geographical location.
Valassis Direct Mail, Inc.
Windsor , CT 06095
You can request removal online at the above website, by phone, or by downloading a form to mail. ADVO sends out the “Mailbox Values” advertising pieces.
Opt Out – InfoUSAh
Attn: Consumer Requests
1020 E. 1st St.
Papillion, NE 68046
Send a letter with all the variations of your name and address asking to suppress your name from their lists. They are a large provider of marketing lists.
Epsilon Data Services
Abacus Cooperative Databases
P.O. Box 1478
Broomfield, CO 80038
Send an email with “remove” in the subject line and your full name, including middle initial, and address in the message. If you changed your address over the past six months, include your previous address as well. Abacus compiles statistical information that is sold to catalog companies.
Get with the Times and Keep in “Online”
Receiving Invoices and Statements via the Internet saves tons of paper and transportation. Paying your bills online saves you a stamp (which seem to cost more every 2 or 3 months) and, again, saves paper and transportation. Use E-Mail! It’s faster, cheaper, and more eco friendly than snail mail. There are secure information storage services on the internet that keep everything online so that you don’t need paper versions and can access them from any computer or portable device.